Virtual Connect

Senior couple looking at laptop screenEffective April 1, 2022, for the 51+ fully insured market, we will offer a mix of HSA and non-HSA plans for BlueHPN. To complement BlueHPN and help members navigate the new network, a $0 virtual care benefit enhancement will be included on all non-HSA plans*.

This benefit provides members with the convenience of $0 preventive care, PCP visits and mental health visits through CloseKnit, a virtual first primary care practice. With CloseKnit, members who are 18 or older will be able to access a wide variety of care services and get connected to in-person or specialty care when needed—all from an easy-to-use app.

CloseKnit care teams treat most illnesses virtually, but can connect members with local, in-person care if needed through the CareFirst BlueHPN network or the Blue Cross Blue Shield National Doctor and Hospital Finder.

For more information and to register for CloseKnit, visit

NOTE: Self-insured accounts can opt in to the virtual care benefit enhancement.

* HSA plan(s) will not have a $0 virtual care option. Members are responsible for 100% of the cost until they meet the deductible.